Author Topic: TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER  (Read 1125 times)

Offline Cades Cove Fiddler

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TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER
« on: September 13, 2018, 11:24:58 PM »
 ... ??? ??? ???... I'm trying to identify the builder of this fine iron mounted Tennessee rifle,... been told she was built in the late 1970's-80's, maybe in Kentucky,... she is full-stock black walnut, .40cal, 44" barrel, all hand forged mounts,.... very slim and finely built,... builder really knew what he was doing, both in pattern and in assembly,.... Initials engraved in script on top barrel flat are "FWP" (builder) and on silver oval on cheek-rest are "JWH" (first owner),... thought some of you other "old timers" here might know of a builder from back then,.... any info appreciated,..... regards,... Cades Cove Fiddler,....
















Offline Roughneck

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Re: TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 02:46:29 AM »
i am no help on info as I am new to flintlocks but that is a real nice looking rifle!!

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Re: TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 08:32:26 PM »
I agree with you; that's an exceptional build.  And the attention to detail is masterful.
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Re: TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 02:44:47 AM »
If that gun was built back then with all that hand forged stuff (inc belley plate) I would check with Hershel to see if he might have any idea.

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Re: TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 05:16:24 AM »
Dang Dana that is one very fine looking rifle, love the wrist on that.  Where do you find these?

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 12:15:08 PM »
I really like that slim little rifle, Dana. Iíll bet she handles great. Beautiful work whoever FWP is.
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Offline mountainman70

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Re: TENNESSEE RIFLE BUILDER
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 01:47:49 AM »
Definitely a sweet rifle. Built same way I likes me girls, slim and Loooooooooong  legged,neck too!! This would make a nice pattern to build from. Me like !! Have ave a goodun,Dana 
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